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Bucking the Trend of Electronics Overload: Give the Gift of Reading

October 19, 2011

SHERBORN, Mass., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — With a bewildering array of electronic games, toys and gadgets competing for attention this holiday season, many shoppers are seeking a more valuable gift for children and grandchildren, the love of reading.

To meet the demand, reading specialist Alexandra Morrill of Laughing Giraffe Books creates unique book gift packs that combine real fun with learning, engaging even the most reluctant readers. Each book gift collection contains beautifully gift-wrapped high-quality books, and includes a themed search-and-find game unique to the books in the collection. After reading the books in the collection, children answer questions to win a unique prize.

“Books can spark a child’s imagination in a way that electronic toys can’t,” said Morrill. “I created Laughing Giraffe Books to offer children an exciting reading experience, since literacy provides the foundation for a child’s success in school.”

As a Massachusetts public school teacher, Morrill has utilized her experience to identify books that help encourage children – from newborns to 8-year-olds – to get excited about reading. Her e-commerce website, www.LaughingGiraffeBooks.com, offers more than 80 book-based gift collections featuring hand-selected, high-quality books based on age and interests. Morrill uses her insight to select titles that engage children at their level, with each book collection designed for a particular age, interest or occasion. There are a wide variety of themed gift collections including Fa, La, La, La, La for traditional and modern Christmas stories, Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, that celebrates Jewish traditions, and the Books for Baby gift collection, perfect for engaging newborns.

Children’s book gift collections are sold at www.LaughingGiraffeBooks.com, where parents and grandparents can select the perfect book collection based on age, occasion, interest and budget. Collections range in price from $45 to $200, depending upon the number of books. Shipping costs for the complete reading experience – books, game and prize – are included.

These unique collections can be delivered as a book-a-month or as a complete collection, at the buyers’ discretion.

Sign up for the Laughing Giraffe Books newsletter for reading tips and book recommendations from Alexandra or check out Morrill’s Facebook page for reading tips and weekly special offers.

SOURCE Laughing Giraffe Books

Source: PR Newswire